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CLAIM ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS BEFORE LABOR'S THREATENED DUMPING

Member for Manly, James Griffin is encouraging parents to take advantage of the NSW Government’s hugely popular Active Kids and Creative Kids vouchers before it is too late.

Mr Griffin said the Active Kids and Creative Kids Vouchers are a great opportunity for parents to introduce their children to new activities without having to outlay a significant amount of money at a time when the cost of living remains so high.

“The Active Kids program provides a $100 voucher for parents, guardians, and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.


CUTTING ESTABLISHED COMMUNITY GROUP FUNDING WON'T BUILD MORE LOCAL CAPACITY

Member for Manly James Griffin has slammed a decision by Northern Beaches Council to reduce funding of Community Northern Beaches, Northern Beaches Women’s Shelter and Avalon Youth Hub to nil over three years as short-sighted and counterproductive.

“I appreciate Council want to create a new small grants program to build the capacity of small and emerging community groups, but redirecting funding from these established organisations is not the way to achieve that outcome,” Mr Griffin said.

 “The three organisations identified to have their funding cut do some of the most complex and challenging work on the Northern Beaches. They should be supported and their experience valued, not penalised for their longstanding work. These groups can act as a capacity builder for smaller organisations.


IMMEDIATE ACTION TO IMPROVE PUBLIC BUS TRANSPORT SERVICES AND ADDRESS BUS DRIVER SHORTAGES

Member for Manly James Griffin has welcomed a range of initiatives that will deliver improved public transport and bus services across the Manly electorate.

“I have been meeting with the local bus operator for months, sharing my total frustration on behalf of commuters who deserve a better experience, and fighting for solutions,” Mr Griffin said.

“These new actions provide a clear plan to improve services, and I’ll be ensuring our community’s voices continue to be heard by the bus operator as they roll out these improvements.”